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Growth Hacking

Why Growth Hacking is anything but scrappy

With the ability to integrate and a new breed of user LinkedIn automation is smart, not scrappy
April 5, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

What’s in the New Release of Dux-Soup - Automated Follow-Up Messages

Learn how to set up a new follow-up feature available for Dux-Soup Turbo. It will take just a few seconds!
August 9, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Managing multiple LinkedIn accounts with Dux-Soup

If you have several LinkedIn accounts to manage, there are a few things that you need to know first.
October 5, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

How to Send Direct Personalised Messages To your 1st-Degree Connections

A step-by-step guide on how to send direct messages to your 1st degree connections. In this blog, you will also get some examples/templates for the best way to approach them.
August 23, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

How to Automate your LinkedIn

Zeb Pirkey, Chief Growth Officer & Co-Founder, Pound Social is a Dux-Soup super user. He shares his preferred tools and steps to sell and influence others..
October 11, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Tips for Writing Direct Messages to your 1st-degree connections

Learn how you can create an outreach template that is also personalised to your connections and doesn’t feel like a cold request.
June 14, 2019
Growth Hacking

Finding and Reaching Your Perfect Leads — Automatically

Dux-Soup Turbo + LeadFuze means you can now find quality prospects and begin LinkedIn outreach automatically. In this guest blog, Justin McGill, LeadFuze Founder, shows you how.
May 14, 2019
Growth Hacking

What lies behind the Dux curtain?

An interview with Will van der Sanden, founder of Dux-Soup and veteran growth hacker. Get an insight into the man behind the Dux-Soup legend!
May 9, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Zapier integration with Hubspot

This detailed article about Zapier integration with Hubspot will help you to learn and understand how to set it up and what are the benefits.
March 15, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

What are Dux-Soup Points?

Learn more how using Dux-Soup points you can find email addresses even from your 2nd or 3rd Degree connections.
February 8, 2019
Lead Generation Insights

Using automation safely on LinkedIn

There is no reason to stop using Dux-Soup as long as you are using it responsibly.
December 14, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Troubleshooting the ‘Revisit Data’ tool

Dux-Soup also has the ability to visit profiles based on a file using the “Revisit Data” function. What is it exactly and what can you use it for?
November 23, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Sending personalised messages via Sales Navigator

This how-to blog guide will walk you through the process of sending connection requests and messages on Sales Navigator.
October 26, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Upgrade to Pro is not working

What happens when you upgrade to Pro and all the Pro options are still greyed out afterwards, leaving you unable to auto-connect or download data?
August 24, 2018
Lead Generation Insights

When is the best LinkedIn automation tool a Virtual Assistant?

When looking at LinkedIn automation tools ask, 'What do you want to achieve, and what risks are you prepared to take?' Oh, and take anyone endorsing VA's with a pinch of salt...
November 13, 2019
Growth Hacking

Shhh - tell no one. Automated lead gen is a secret to keep to yourself

Is growth hacking becoming mainstream? With resources available to 'break things down' you can quickly integrate LinkedIn automation with traditional marketing for reliable leads.
November 6, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

LinkedIn Growth Hacks: The Good

In the first of a three part series, Ward van Gasteren - one of Europe's first growth hackers, shares the LinkedIn Growth Hacks that work right now!
October 31, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup October Quacks

Our monthly round-up of all the Dux news, views, promotions and more!
October 31, 2019
Dux-Soup News

We're sorry for recent Dux-Soup issues

An apology about recent Dux-Soup performance issues from Will van der Sanden, Founder of Dux-Soup
October 22, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Passing on the Dux-Soup vision and expertise

Dux-Soup and Spike deliver a workshop for alumni of UtrechtInc’s first startup accelerator program. What better place for our leading LinkedIn automation tool to be featured!
October 2, 2019
Dux-Soup News

September Quacks

The monthly news and updates, Promo and more!
October 1, 2019
Lead Generation Insights

Stop in the name of the law

In a long awaited decision, US appeals court upheld a 2017 ruling allowing netizens to scrape public profile data from social networking sites, including LinkedIn. Here's our take.
September 24, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup Named a Leading Digital Marketing Software in Ignite 100 list

Dux-Soup named in the Top 100 Leading Digital Software by Ignite Visibility, representing the very best the digital marketing world has to offer
September 19, 2019
Lead Generation Insights

Ignore the Basic Rules of Sales at your Peril

The basic rules of sales must still apply. Why combining your own strengths as a sales person with those of LinkedIn automation will get you the best results.
September 16, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup August Quacks

A monthly update on the newest Dux-Soup updates: extra security, tips & tricks and more.
September 3, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux- Soup is now Even Safer and has a New Look

A new version 7.0.7. With this important update, the tool just became even more secure and we also updated 'Dux-Soup Tricks' interface.
August 30, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Dux-Soup Turbo - Answered!

Get your questions answered about Turbo in this F.A.Q. - Follow ups, Message Bridge, Remote Control and more!
August 19, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup July Quacks

A monthly update of news, blogs, promo and more!
August 1, 2019
Dux-Soup News

The most frequently asked questions about Dux-Soup Pro - answered!

We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions users have asked on our webinars about using Pro.
July 26, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Automate LinkedIn Connection to Newly Added Contacts CRM 

Connect with every newly added contact to your CRM on LinkedIn using Dux-Soup! Learn how to set up the automation in 3 easy steps.
July 19, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

LinkedIn Pending Invites Hack with Dux-Soup

In this blog post, you will learn about a “profile recycling” hack using Dux-Soup. The aim of this hack is to make sure no relevant LinkedIn profile goes to waste.
July 12, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

LinkedIn lead generation that converts

Adam Osman, Head of Marketing at Dux-Soup, shares a users own step by step 'blueprint' on how they use Dux-Soup for LinkedIn lead generation that converts.
July 10, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup Turbo - Save Time with Automated Follow-up and Templates

With the new version of Dux-Soup (6.3), your follow-up messages will be automatically stopped if someone responds. This blog will show you how to manage a new feature.
July 5, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup June Quacks

The summary of the achievements, new updates, features and more of the month of June
July 1, 2019
Dux-Soup News

What’s in the New Release of Dux-Soup - Blacklisting

With this new Dux-Soup release, you can blacklist your connections meaning Dux-Soup will skip them when auto-visiting.
June 28, 2019
Growth Hacking

You’ve Made the Connection - What’s Next?

Learn more on tactics on what to do once you made a new connection. How to approach them and what further steps to take to get the best results.
June 21, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

Using Dux-Soup Turbo to connect with your LinkedIn prospects and follow up at scale

Gino Taselaar, founder and Head of Operations at Spike - Growth Marketing Agency, takes you through the process of connecting with your prospects and following up at scale.
June 20, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

5 Essential Steps to Lead Generation on LinkedIn

Melonie Dodaro, a Dux-Soup user and top authority on social selling on LinkedIn, shares her unique LINK Method™ to get more consistent results from your lead generation efforts.
June 10, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup Turbo + Google Sheets

This step-by-step guide will help you to set up Google Sheets with Dux-Soup. Learn how to achieve the benefits!
June 7, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup May Quacks

Take a look at what has been done and achieved in May: new integrations, blogs, product tips, promo and much more!
May 31, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

DIY LeadGen Analytics Dashboard with Dux-Soup Turbo + Databox

In this blog, you will learn how Databox combined with Dux-Soup Turbo, can build your own dashboard, set up measurable goals and track progress.
May 24, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

Using Dux-Soup Turbo to set your LinkedIn lead generation to autopilot

A practical guide to automating LinkedIn lead generation to increase conversion and response rates.
May 23, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Exporting and filtering your data with Dux-Soup

In this blog, you will learn how to export and filter data using Dux-Soup Re-visit tool to get the best result of your LinkedIn searches.
May 17, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup + Pipedrive

After reading this blog, you will be able to set up Pipedrive integration with Dux-Soup! It's a step-by-step guide with images that will help you to know everything you need.
May 10, 2019
Dux-Soup News

April Quacks

This month we've added a highly requested follow-up feature and introduced the integration with Leadfuze! Read our full monthly update.
May 3, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Zapier Filters & Delays

In this blog, you will learn how to make the most out of Zapier and Dux-Soup using Zapier filters and delays.
April 26, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

How to purchase Dux-Soup Turbo and what are the options?

In this article, you will learn about different options of setting up Dux-Soup Turbo edition and what are the benefits.
April 19, 2019
Dux-Soup News

March Quacks

In this article you will find out what happened during the month of March: New features, tips and more!
April 1, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Daily Limits + Snoozing

Learn more about Dux-Soup settings: daily limits and snoozing. What each option means and what's the best way to set them up.
March 22, 2019
Dux-Soup User Insights

A step by step guide to automating a LinkedIn outreach strategy

A plain speaking and practical guide to combining LinkedIn automation with Sales Navigator to enhance your lead generation efforts.
March 18, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup for bigger teams and the License Manager

If you have a team using Dux-Soup, this article is for you! Learn about benefits and setting up an Admin License Key Package.
March 1, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup February Quacks

Learn more about what happened this month: new services, tips & tricks, promo and more!
February 28, 2019
Dux-Soup News

New look of Dux-Soup

In this article Dux-Soup introduces a new interface. You will learn how to navigate the new user menu.
February 22, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Top 5 Zapier Integrations

Find out and learn more about the most popular integrations with Zapier such as Hubspot CRM, Google Sheets and a few more!
February 1, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup January Quacks

Our monthly review covering everything that's been going on with the Dux lately - learn more about Turbo and Zapier integrations and read our newest blog posts.
January 31, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

How to optimize your LinkedIn Account

This blog shares useful tips on how to update your LinkedIn profile, which will help you to look more professional and get connected with future prospects.
January 25, 2019
Dux-Soup News

How to use Webhooks in Dux-Soup

This blog will explain what are Webhooks and shows how to connect Dux-Soup with Zapier step by step with some useful tips.
January 18, 2019
Lead Generation Insights

Integration and orchestration in the lead generation process

Cutting edge growth hacks must integrate seamlessly into the lead generation process
January 16, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup + Zapier = A Match Made in Heaven!

With the release of Turbo edition, we want to introduce you to Zapier, Webhooks and explain their features.
January 11, 2019
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Using markers to personalise your connection requests

In this blog post, we will share with you some example connection message templates using markers to make them personalised.
January 4, 2019
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup December Quacks

The month's roundup: news, articles, product updates & more! Get excited for the New Year and the release of Turbo!
December 31, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Commercial Use Limit

Everything about Commercial Use Limit: what's causing it and some tips to work around it
December 21, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

All about Skipping

To make sure you are a pro at Dux-Soup, today we are going to overview the skipping options and explain how each of them works.
December 14, 2018
Lead Generation Insights

5 reasons you need Dux-Soup for lead generation

We believe you have more important tasks to do than manually visiting and connecting with every potential lead. Luckily, Dux-Soup can automate this process in a few easy steps.
December 7, 2018
Dux-Soup News

A Dux is for Life!

It’s that time of year when we are all reminded about the perils of getting a pet for Christmas.
December 5, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup November Quacks

It’s December — finally! Winter is upon us and the festive season is just around the corner.
November 30, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Teaching the next gen of Dux about growth and entrepreneurial skills

Keeping up with the latest developments in the field of marketing and digital marketing is incredibly challenging. That’s why we are supporting a fantastic initiative at...
November 29, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup celebrates a quacking milestone + competition!

Dux-Soup hit its own major milestone this week when we reached 40,000 downloads of our incredible LinkedIn automation tool.
November 16, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

How to find your ideal client on LinkedIn and target them with Dux-Soup

If you are just getting started, the first question you need to ask yourself is — who is my target audience?
November 9, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup runs too slow

One day you may notice that it runs slower than it used to and if you were visiting 100 profiles in a few hours, now it takes twice as that. What happened?
November 2, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup October Quacks

This month has been so special to Dux-Soup — we’ve launched our new website which we are very excited to show you!
October 31, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

Contact people who like your content on LinkedIn

In today’s article, we will explain how you can connect with people who liked your post and how to build relationships with them.
October 19, 2018
Growth Hacking

Following & removing people from your LinkedIn network

Besides auto-visiting and connecting with profiles, Dux-Soup has many other helpful features to increase your productivity and keep your LinkedIn account tidy.
October 12, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Tagging & Untagging Profiles

Dux-Soup has an integrated tagging feature which is designed to help you tag LinkedIn profiles and filter them out later for any future work. In this article...
September 28, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup September Quacks

This month we prepared a bunch of new articles and product updates that will get you all prepared for the autumn season. Get excited and keep reading!
September 28, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

Do I need a LinkedIn Premium Account to use Dux-Soup?

In this article we explain some of the benefits of LinkedIn Premium.
September 21, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Can Dux-Soup send a connection request twice?

We’ve received quite a few enquiries recently asking if there is a chance that the same profile can be messaged twice? We decided to address this question in this article...
September 14, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

How to use X-Ray Search?

When using the free version of LinkedIn you are restricted in the number of profiles you can search each day and you may need to find an alternative way to find user profiles...
September 7, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup doesn’t pick up emails from my 1st degree connections. Why?

Imagine the situation where Dux-Soup tries to grab the emails of your 1st degree contacts and when you download the file — it’s half empty and there are barely any emails. Why?
August 31, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup August Quacks

The summer holidays have come to an end and it’s time to set new plans and goals for the future. To kick-start the new month, we’ve packed this newsletter with useful articles...
August 31, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Why Dux-Soup randomly stops or skips profiles, and how to fix it.

There might be some instances where Dux-Soup stops in the middle of the visiting session or the downloaded CSV does not contain all the profiles that should be recorded. Why?
August 17, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

LinkedIn Warning

Oh no, you were logged out of LinkedIn and got a warning for using an automated tool?! Before you get angry or start panicking, please note that it can happen to anyone...
August 10, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

The Meaning of the Dux-Soup Colours

As a Dux-Soup user, you may have noticed that the Dux-Soup toolbar icon turns into a specific colour when it starts working or when you get an error message. These colours...
August 3, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup July Quacks

A new version release means new features — Dux-Soup version v.5.12.19 introduces three new features that are ESSENTIAL when visiting profiles...
July 31, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup is snoozing — how to fix it?

It’s important for the profile visiting process to run smoothly and if you suddenly see Dux-Soup prompting you with a message “Snoozing for 24h”, it can be quite frustrating...
July 27, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup Recommended Beginner Settings (for profile visiting and messaging)

We are often asked what the best settings are for Dux-Soup when it comes to profile visiting and message sending. Read this post to find out.
July 20, 2018
Growth Hacking

How to Automate Your Outbound Sales Process with Dux-Soup and Mailshake

Automation can help bring you to the sales finish line, delivering triggered responses and follow-ups so you don’t have to sit staring at your inbox, wasting valuable time.
July 13, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

How to retrieve email addresses with Dux-Soup?

As you know, Dux-Soup doesn’t just do the legwork for you when it comes to visiting and messaging LinkedIn profiles, it can also capture the email address of profiles it visits.
July 6, 2018
Lead Generation Insights

Once you go Pro, you never let it go. How to get Dux-Soup Pro

Dux-Soup can quickly become your loyal lead generation tool once you discover all the features a Pro subscription has to offer.
June 29, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup June Quacks

There is no better time to start using Dux-Soup than during the current Football World Cup. While you are watching the football, the Dux will be generating leads.
June 29, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

Profiles are not being captured. Help!

There might be some instances where you get back to your Dux-Soup results and see that the profiles are not being captured, however, Dux-Soup is running fine. What to do?
June 22, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

Sending InMails with Dux-Soup

To put it short, InMails are messages sent directly to a LinkedIn person you are not connected to. InMails are widely used by recruiters who cannot use invitations to connect...
June 15, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

LinkedIn Search Limits

If you are running LinkedIn searches or scraping lots of data, you have probably noticed that there are LinkedIn search limits and you are stopped when you reach a certain page.
June 8, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

How to connect with people from your list with Dux-Soup

Dux-Soup is known as a tool that auto-visits profiles and sends connection request messages for you, the only thing you have to do is set up a search and Dux-Soup is ready.
June 1, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup Summer Quacks

Big news — InMail™ is out!
June 1, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

Skipping profiles: how to avoid specific people or companies

If you ever wondered whether Dux-Soup can skip specific people’s profiles or companies, the answer is YES!
May 18, 2018
Dux-Soup Product Tips

Dux-Soup does not send invites: how to fix it?

What if one day you run Dux-Soup as usual and you suddenly notice that it is not sending out ANY invites?
May 11, 2018
LinkedIn Hacks

LinkedIn Groups Hack

Finding the most appropriate target market can be achieved through filtering searches by industry, location, job roles and a mix of other categories.
May 4, 2018
Dux-Soup News

Dux-Soup April Quacks

You guessed it right — this month we have introduced Dux-Soup interface in Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, French and Polish languages.
April 27, 2018
Lead Generation Insights

Dux-Soup for LinkedIn Recruiter

Many people know and love using Dux-Soup for generating sales leads, but there is another very effective way to use this tool that I would love to show you — recruitment.
April 17, 2018